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I am writing a science fiction novel that is more soft that hard sci fi but I would like to know at least an estimat of the distances between L2 Mars Sun and Mars. I know that asking for an exact number would be stupid due to the elliptical orbit of Mars but I would like an estimated number in kilometers.

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    $\begingroup$ Using my 3D diagram script here, space.stackexchange.com/a/57679/38535 I get L2 at 1.00476343 & L1 at 0.99525165. That's the distance from the Sun, in Martian astronomical units, so multiply those numbers by the mean distance from the Sun to Mars. Of course, the actual distances will vary a bit due to the eccentricity of Mars's orbit. Some people will say we shouldn't even be talking about Lagrange points of non-circular orbits... ;) $\endgroup$
    – PM 2Ring
    Aug 10, 2022 at 6:34
  • $\begingroup$ @PM2Ring I'm one of those people sometimes but I also apparently wrote an answer to How far would the Mars L1 Lagrangian Point be from Mars? $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Aug 10, 2022 at 20:41

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